Anime Expo 2011 Will Feature Japanese Pop Culture Sensation Danny Choo as an Official Guest of Honor

LOS ANGELES, CA – (February 23, 2011) – Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Anime Expo 2011 -- North America's largest anime and manga event -- has announced Japanese pop culture sensation Danny Choo as an official Guest of Honor when it returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center and Nokia Theater from July 1 - 4, 2011.

Mr. Choo was invited to be a Guest of Honor on Anime Expo's weekly webcast, AX Live, and has since formally accepted the invitation. As part of Anime Expo's largest exhibition and program ever, Mr. Choo will participate in fan meet-and-greets, autograph sessions and attendee panels.

An accomplished writer, blogger, television personality and anime enthusiast, Danny Choo is the force behind Culture Japan, the TV show dedicated to bringing Japanese pop culture to the world. Choo hosts and directs Culture Japan, which is broadcast weekly on Tokyo MX TV in Japan and across the whole of Asia on the Animax Network. His website features his musings on all things anime, including Japanese and Otaku culture, cosplay and gaming. One of the most popular bloggers of his time, his website records over 2 million unique users per month. His official YouTube page boasts an impressive 16+ million video views to date.

Known internationally for his antics as the “Tokyo Stormtrooper,” Danny Choo speaks at conferences and universities worldwide on Japanese pop culture and consumer-generated media. His activities are regularly featured in web, print and broadcast media worldwide such as CNN, BBC, NHK and G4TV.

Danny Choo joins Anime Expo's 2011 line-up along with voice actor Vic Mignogna. To stay updated on all of the latest Anime Expo 2011 news, follow us onTwitter, become a fan on Facebook and check us out on YouTube.

About Anime Expo
Held annually in Los Angeles, Anime Expo is North America's largest anime and manga event. Anime Expo gives fans the rare opportunity to meet and hear from some of the most famous anime, manga and musical artists from Japan and get into the action through everything from costume play, karaoke and video competitions to exclusive screenings, non-stop video gaming competitions and the wildly popular Masquerade, in which fans transform themselves into their favorite characters through creative costuming, accessories and make-up and put on their own show before an audience of thousands. AX 2011 will be held July 1 – July 4, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. To register or for more information, please visit

About The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more popularly known by its entertainment property, Anime Expo®. For more information, please visit

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